Dear Climate Leaders,

District 4 Berkeley City Council Member Kate Harrison is inviting the public to join the Council meeting on Tuesday October 27, where they will be voting on her proposed legislation to upgrade Berkeley municipal electricity accounts to 100% renewable energy. The announcement from Council Member Harrison is below:

On Tuesday, October 27, sometime after 6 pm, the City Council will be voting on my legislation upgrading all City of Berkeley municipal electricity accounts to 100% renewable energy. If we pass this item and fund it, our City will soon run entirely on wind and solar power. Doing so will support California’s burgeoning solar and wind energy sector with the potential to help further offset electricity generated from natural gas and nuclear. Please call into the meeting or send an email in support of Item 25!

To access the meeting remotely: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device: Please use this URL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86157441939. To request to speak, use the “raise hand” icon by rolling over the bottom of the screen.

To join by phone: Dial 1-669-900-9128 or 1-877-853-5257 (Toll Free) and enter Meeting ID: 861 5744 1939. If you wish to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and wait to be recognized by the Chair.

To submit an e-mail comment during the meeting to be read aloud during public comment, email clerk@cityofberkeley.info and cc: council@cityofberkeley.info with the Subject Line in this format: “PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM 25.” Please observe a 150 word limit. Time limits on public comments will apply. Written comments will be entered into the public record.

According to Council Member Harrison: “These next few days will be critical if we are to secure significant reductions in utility bills for thousands of low-income Berkeleyans and millions of dollars a year for equitable and exciting new greenhouse gas reducing projects in Berkeley.”